Principal, London

Closing date:

St Paul's AcademyLondon

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

51 Finchale Road, Abbey   Wood, LONDON SE2 9PX

Tel: 020 8311 3868 Fax: 020 8312 1642


Principal:   Patrick Winston MBA (Ed), BEd


Required from September 2018

Competitive six figure salary

The Archdiocese of Southwark sponsors of St Paul’s 11 – 16 Co-Educational   Academy and the Governing body wish to appoint a new Principal for the Academy. In 2014 we reached our full capacity of 1,200 students, with places available to both the Catholic sector and the local community. We are seeking an enthusiastic, inspirational person who will be committed to the children, staff, parents and governors in ensuring the best possible outcomes for our students. 

The   successful candidate will continue to inspire the school community, and will   need to:

  • be a practising Catholic, understanding the distinctive nature and Ethos of a Catholic school 
  • have a proven track record of successful leadership at Deputy Head teacher or Head teacher level
  • have the vision, drive and energy to successfully lead staff, students, governors, parents and the school community to excellence
  • ensure that teaching and learning is at the forefront of all strategic school improvement for students
  • have an understanding of recent changes in education, be politically aware and have strong financial acumen
  • have successful experience in developing and implementing policy and practice to ensure excellent standards of learning and behaviour
  • able to be innovative with CPD to further improve and sustain high standards
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • seek to serve both the Catholic and the local community, welcoming all those who embrace its values and share its quest for excellence

St Paul’s Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of  children and young people; it expects all members of staff to share this  commitment. This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For further details about this post, please go to the school website    

For an informal discussion or a visit to the academy during the application process, please call Lisa Way on 020 8311 3868 x122.

Closing date for applications is 12pm (noon) 2nd February 2018

Interviews will take place on 8th & 9th February 2018

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More about St Paul's Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 51 Finchale Road, Abbey Wood, London, SE2 9PX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8311 3868
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St Paul’s Academy is a mixed, non-selective, Roman Catholic secondary school in the London borough of Greenwich, serving pupils from the age of 11-16. The secondary school is situated in Abbey Wood and has approximately 1,200 students on roll.